I have purchased a brand new iPad for my 6 year old daughter ($600) so she can use it for games and educational apps while she s with me the time I have her during her school timeoff and vacation . My daughter asked to take the iPad with her to her mom after I dropped her off from Christmas vacation . Knowing how the mother is , I sent her an email insisting to bring the iPad back whenever I pick up my daughter since she watches movies on it and play games ..she ignored my plead and I was told the iPad was given to the mother's sister who lives overseas . My daughter does not bring it with her at all since day 1 . I sent an email asking one more time that the iPad I bought was for my daughter and that she needs to bring it while spending time with me . She ignored that email as well . I even mentioned that I will seek court intervention in the matter if it's not solved . No response and no I pad . I am to file a motion and planning to ask a judge to have the mother replace it so my daughter can have what I bought for her . What else can I do since I feel it is a waste to the court system but yet want this solved .
Thank you in advance for your help .
You can file such a Motion, and whether or not the Judge hearing it will be angry about this may or may not be true. Family Law Judges hear ALOT of petty stuff. If the Motion does not bring you the relief you are seeking you can file a Small Claims Action against your child's mother. Good luck to you.
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I concur with my colleague. You can file a Request for Order for the return or replacement of the IPad or you can file a Small Claims Suit against your ex-wife. Good luck.
If you pay spousal support I'don't give X notice that you intend to deduct from it the amount to purchase an used replacement. X is entitled to keep child from using the device in X's care; do, keep the next one in your home. Hang X with this the next time you litigate custody/visitation.
If the I-pad cost $600 it seems like it would be less costly for you to replace the I-pad and keep it in your home. By the time you take time off work to file a motion, pay the fee to file the motion and appear for a hearing you will lose much more than the cost of I-pad. If it is the principal of the matter - then sue her in small claims Court for the cost of the I-pad. This is probably not an issue that you want the Family Law Judge to hear unless you have other issues you need to have heard at the same time.
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Regardless of cost, I think you should file it because the issue isn't really the $600 but the fact that she actually took a present from her child's father and gave it to her sister, which show's NO consideration for her child.
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